This is not the kind of dream you could get away with if you lived in the city. It wouldn’t be possible to rescue these animals and then think “I’ll just take them home and pop them in the back”. You couldn’t open your kitchen door and walk out into your backyard at lunchtime with a handful of carrot treats or come home from a weekend away to be greeted by the happy sounds of braying eeyore’s.

But if you lived in the countryside you could do this… and then you could probably build some beautiful guest cottages on your small holding and invite folks to stay and bring their children to visit the donkeys and you could make sure there was always a bag of carrots in the fridge of each cottage, everytime somebody new arrived.
How’s that for a dream?

Visit Marilyn, Daisy and Sebastian at the Dolittle Cottages ♡ in Swellendam.